As Peter Pugger’s most popular design, the VPM-20SS caters to a wide array of industries including: Food prep, aerospace, automotive, epoxy, precious metals, dental, ceramics, professional athletics and many more. With the highest pound for pound torque capability on the market today, the VPM-20SS outshines the competition.
"What about those of us who strictly use porcelain? Can you provide us with a long-lasting solution to the corrosion problem?"
Introducing the new VPM-20SS
(Stainless Steel) pugmill! The ultimate solution for those who can't
risk contamination in their porcelain.
- Maximum Batch Capacity*: 45 pounds
- Pugging Rate: 600 lbs. per hour
- Mixing Rate: 180 lbs. per hour
- Dimensions: 42?L x 14?W x 20?H
- Crated Weight: Stainless Steel Version – 280 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
- Hopper Door Size: 7" x 7"
- Pug Size: 3" round
- Electrical: 1HP 1-phase, 6 amps at 120 volts, 4 amps at 240V
- Vacuum Pump: 1/2 HP, 3 amps at 120 volts, 2 amps at 240V
*Max Batch Capacity is based on material density and moisture content
Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel,
along with a stainless steel mixing/pugging chamber, door and rear wall
to ensure rust-free clay processing.
The 7" x 7" hopper door opening allows for easy loading of up to 45 lbs. of clay per batch.
Batch Mixing Capability:
Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Power Wedger unloads itself in the form of 3" diameter deaired logs.
Each batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum
pump when the load is mixed. Air is removed during the last stage of
mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out.
Our patented vacuum design allows us to deair the clay without the use of cumbersome vacuum screens!
Leaving moist clay in the Power Wedger is not a
problem. All the openings are sealed so clay will stay moist
indefinitely. No other pugmill on the market today provides this
Intellectual Mixing Technology:
Real-time monitoring of clay
consistency can be accomplished while mixing. Similar to an automatic
transmission, the Pugger-Mixer can automatically speed up or slow down
based on the hardness of the clay being processed. The operator can also
control the speed by controlling the variable speed knob.
Variable Speed Control:
This allows the operator the ability to
speed up or slow down the pugmill. This is especially useful when
extruding through dies. Because of the back pressure generated by a
large amount of clay being forced through a small orifice, the speed
control allows the operator to slow the pugging as required. In turn,
perfect deaired configurations are easily extruded through the
Pugger-Mixer. There are additional advantages if you are a "single
potter studio". The ability to slow the pugging allows for time to place
pugged clay into containers or bags.
The motor and drive are covered for protection,
cleanliness and safety. A 12" x 16" cleanable work surface is provided
on top for convenience of the operator while loading.
Peter Pugger now offers a corrosion
resistant model (optional) for potters using porcelain clay bodies with
This heavy duty stand has a shelf, and the height
is adjustable. Wheels are included and can be installed on the motor end
of the VPM-20 stand for easy transport.
The Power Wedger is the most versatile studio clay processing machine on
the market today. It can perform a variety of functions efficiently,
transforming clay in any form to a usable product.
-Mix moist clay from powder and water.
-Reclaim scrap - wet or dry.
-Blend two or more different bodies.
-Add materials (wet or dry) to an already moist body.
-Adjust moisture of an already wet body.
-OR just wedge a 25 lb. bag of clay - literally warm the clay by mixing it.
When the clay is adequately mixed, it can be deaired with vacuum and pugged out in the form of logs ready for use.
It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Power Wedger as with
standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it on -
this eliminates exposure to moving paddles. The Power Wedger shuts off
automatically when the lid is opened. All machines are equipped with a
thermal overload for protection against overheating.
Vacuum is provided by a 1/2 HP double-headed rocking piston type
diaphragm pump. These new technology pumps are the simplest and quietest
vacuum source available. They are maintenance-free and long lasting.
VPM-20 Power Wedger does not require a large vacuum pump because the
clay is continuously exposed to vacuum in the sealed mixing chamber.
Once the clay chamber is evacuated, the vacuum pump can be turned off.
With the removal of four bolts, the entire cone section can be removed
so it can be conveniently washed off. The paddles are then easily
accessed for cleaning. Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross
contamination. Since the machines are completely sealed, moist clay can
be stored indefinitely without drying out.
Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross-contamination. Since the
machine is completely sealed, it can be left for long periods of time
without the clay drying out.